Police name man who died following  altercation in south Belfast at the weekend

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A 34-year-old man, who sadly died following an incident in Belfast on Friday night, has been named as David Conville.

Mr Conville, from south Belfast, was injured during an altercation in the Abingdon Drive area of the city on Friday 27 May. 

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Serious Crime Branch have reiterated an appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil McGuinness said: “The assault took place at approximately 8pm outside an address in Abingdon Drive on Friday 27 May.  Officers attended, along with colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, and David was taken to hospital having sustained a serious head injury.

“Tragically, he passed away in the early hours of this morning, Monday 30 May.

“A 30-year-old man, charged with manslaughter, appeared before Belfast Magistrates’ Court earlier today.

“Our enquiries continue and I would reiterate our appeal for anyone with information to come forward.  If you were in the area around that time on Friday and if you saw or heard anything untoward, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please get in touch. Contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 1997 of 27/05/22.”

Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers with 100% anonymity on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org


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